Saqqez Prison Archives - KHRN

April 23, 2020

One Prisoner Hanged, Two Other Death Sentences Suspended in Sanandaj and Saqqez

The death sentence of a prisoner "Loghman Ahmadpour" was carried out in Sanandaj Central Prison on April 22, and the death sentence of two other prisoners, "Hossein Haydari" and "Saeed Mohammadpour", were temporarily suspended at Saqqez and Sanandaj prisons. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the death sentence of Loghman Ahmadpour from Baneh, who was transferred to solitary confinement in Sanandaj Central...

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November 15, 2019

Kurdish Detainee Transferred to Saqqez from Sanandaj Prison

A Kurdish detainee has been transferred from the Sanandaj Central Prison to the Saqqez Prison in recent days, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Yasin Kanaani was arrested along with another civilian, Aso Ramazanzadeh, in Saqqez on February 15, 2019, and taken to the detention center in Sanandaj where he was interrogated for two months before being transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison. Kanaani was charged...

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November 4, 2019

Death Row Inmate Escaped Execution Following Leniency Shown by the Victim’s Family

A young Kurdish civilian from Saqqez was saved from execution on 2 November morning following the leniency shown by the victim’s family, local sources told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Kamran Abdipour, was arrested about 15 years ago for "murder" and sentenced to retribution. The attempts of civil activists to persuade the victim's family to show leniency had begun with the...

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October 11, 2019

Kurdish Civilian Released on Bail

Kurdish civilian Dler Nasri was released on bail from Sanandaj Central Prison on October 8, 2019 and Azad Salehian was transferred to Saqqez Prison on October 6 to serve his prison sentence, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) Nasri was arrested on August 24, 2019 by the Intelligence Unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and taken...

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October 10, 2019

Emergency State at Saqqez Prison; Prison Guards Attacked Protesting Prisoners

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that prisoners held at Saqqez Prison have protested to the "exile of several prisoners and cancellation of short-term furloughs on October 7 per the order issued by the Chief Justice of the Kurdistan Province,” and as a result, the protesting prisoners have clashed with the the prison guards who confronted them. "The clashes between the prisoners and the Saqqez prison guards began at...

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November 28, 2018

A Labour Activist Transferred to Saqqez Central Prison to Endure his Sentence

A labour activist from Saqqez, who was sentenced to 3 months of imprisonment on charges of propaganda against the state last January, was transferred to Saqqez prison to endure his imprisonment. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that a labour activist known as Ezat Nasiri was summoned to the Enforcement Office of Saqqez and transferred to the central prison of Saqqez on Nov...

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November 25, 2018

Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Transferred to the Quarantine of Saqqez Prison

Two members of the Kurdistan Freedom Party, Hoshmand Alipour and Mohammad Ostadghader, were transferred to the prison quarantine of Saqqez after 108 days of detention at the Intelligence Ministry’s Detention Facility. These two political prisoners have visited their families once briefly on Oct 28 and 29 at the Intelligence Ministry’s Detention Facility in the city of Sanandaj with the presence of interrogators. Kurdistan Human...

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March 1, 2018

Enforcement of Imprisonment Sentence for a Kurdish Worker Activist at Saqqez Prison

Yesterday, Wednesday, March 01, a Kurdish activist known as Osman Ismaili began her two months imprisonment sentence. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on February 04, Saqqez Enforcement Office has summoned Ms Rabieh Rahmani, who provided bail for Osman Ismaili, and notified her that this activist should introduce himself to Court Enforcement Office for serving his 2 months imprisonment sentence. The workers'...

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November 1, 2017

A Kurdish Labor Activist Arrested and Transferred to Saqqez Prison

Mahmoud Salehi, a well-known labor activist, was arrested in front of the entrance to Saqqez Hospital and then transferred to the prison yesterday for serving his one-year prison sentence. “on Oct 28, 2017, Mahmoud Salehi, was arrested at Imam Khomeini hospital in Saqqez city when leaving the hospital after being treated with dialysis. He was transferred to the court where a new decree was...

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